MediaTek Honored as Chipset Company of the Year 2012

New Delhi - December 7, 2012 - MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, has been conferred the Voice&Data Telecom Leadership Award in the ‘Chipset Company of the Year 2012 for Feature Phones’ category, for its leading market position in the segment. The award was presented to MediaTek by Mr. Sanjay Kapoor, CEO, Bharti Airtel and Mr. Pradeep Gupta, CMD, CyberMedia at the Telecom Leadership Forum 2012 organized by Voice&Data in New Delhi.

Anku Jain, Senior Director of Engineering & Deputy General Manager, MediaTek India received the ‘Chipset Company of the Year 2012 (Feature Phones)’ award at the event. The TLF Award Jury was chaired by Mr. Sanjeev Aga (ex MD, Idea Cellular, and winner, Telecom Person of the Year Award 2011), and included Mr. Pradeep Gupta, CMD, CyberMedia, Mr. RK Upadhyay, CMD, BSNL, Mr. Rajan Mathews, Director General, COAI, Mr. Rajesh Agarwal, MD, Micromax, Mr. Fredrik Jejdling, MD, Ericsson India, Mr. Vijayshekhar Sharma, MD, One97 Communications, Mr PK Roy, Editorial Advisor, CyberMedia, and Mr. Jagannadham Thunuguntla, Head of Research, SMC Capitals.

MediaTek has continually strived towards delivering lucrative prospects to developers and their customers by providing features such as improved user interactivity, mobile connectivity and rich multi-media experience at affordable prices.

MediaTek has successfully been providing solutions to make feature phones more competitive and smart by incorporating smartphone-like features. And now, with the changing trend in the mobile phone industry, MediaTek has also moved to introduce more affordable solutions to help commence a new era of smartphones in India. Earlier this year, MediaTek has launched its first dual-core platform, MT6577, developed specifically for sub-$200 smartphones, adding to its much acclaimed and well accepted HSPA smartphone platforms MT6573 and MT6575. The budget-friendly smartphones powered by the MT6577 are set to surge the next growth of entry level smartphones industry in India as it enables features which were so far available only in very expensive and high-end mobile phones, thereby further democratizing smartphones.

On MediaTek being selected as the ‘Chipset Company of the Year’, Grant Kuo, Managing Director, MediaTek India, says, “Since its inception MediaTek has been actively contributing in the evolution of the global mobile ecosystem by constantly introducing innovative technologies that provide unparalleled experience to users at affordable prices. Cybermedia has always encouraged initiatives to propagate excellence in the telecom industry and we are proud on receiving this award which recognizes MediaTek’s contribution to the industry and our efforts to deliver innovative, feature-rich yet cost-effective solutions. We now look forward to continue working towards providing further value-based holistic solutions to our customers in the smartphones segment.”

Some of the capabilities of MediaTek’s chipsets, such as the increased application and browser performance and advanced multimedia features have been bridging the performance gap between entry level and high-end smartphones, thereby changing the market dynamics of the Indian smartphone industry.

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About MediaTek

Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Our tightly-integrated, innovative chip designs help manufacturers optimize supply chains, reduce the development time of new products, and extend a competitive edge in crowded markets. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is also building a developer hub that will support device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things era. By building technologies that help connect individuals to the world around them, MediaTek is enabling people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals. We believe anyone can achieve something amazing. And we believe they can do it every single day. We call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything we do. Visit mediatek.com for more information.